levis

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See also: Levis, Lévis, and Levi's

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

levis

  1. past of levi

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

levis

  1. past of levar

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *leɣʷis (with possible contamination from *breɣʷis), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʰwih₂-, from *h₁lengʰu-, from *h₁lengʷʰ- ‎(light). Cognates include Sanskrit लघु ‎(laghú), Ancient Greek ἐλαφρός ‎(elaphrós) and ἐλαχύς ‎(elakhús) and Old English lēoht (English light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

levis m, f ‎(neuter leve); third declension

  1. light (not heavy)
  2. quick, swift
  3. fickle
  4. dispensable
  5. trivial, trifling
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative levis leve levēs levia
genitive levis levium
dative levī levibus
accusative levem leve levēs levia
ablative levī levibus
vocative levis leve levēs levia
Antonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek λεῖος ‎(leîos, smooth, plain, level, hairless, soft), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-w-, from the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)ley- ‎(slime, slimy, sticky).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lēvis m, f ‎(neuter lēve); third declension

  1. smooth, smoothed
  2. (substantive) smoothness
Alternative forms[edit]
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
genitive lēvis lēvium
dative lēvī lēvibus
accusative lēvem lēve lēvēs lēvia
ablative lēvī lēvibus
vocative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • levis in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • levis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • LEVIS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • levis in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a man of character, with a strong personality: vir constans, gravis (opp. homo inconstans, levis)
    • light infantry: milites levis armaturae
    • (ambiguous) men of sound opinions: homines graves (opp. leves)